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What are the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?

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A child with ASD might show any of the following behaviors:

  • Has trouble relating to others
  • Avoids eye contact
  • Prefers to be alone
  • Dislikes being embraced
  • Repeats words, phrases, or actions
  • Has trouble expressing needs and emotions
  • Doesn’t get signals from body language, tone of voice, and expressions
  • Needs routines
  • Is sensitive to smell, taste, or sound

From: What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA): “Autism (Autism Spectrum Disorder).”

National Institutes of Health: “Autism Spectrum Disorder.”

CDC: “Facts About ASD.”

Autism Speaks: “What Is Autism?” “Asperger Syndrome,” “PDD-NOS.”

Autism Support of West Shore: “Defining Autism.”

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on November 19, 2016

SOURCES:

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA): “Autism (Autism Spectrum Disorder).”

National Institutes of Health: “Autism Spectrum Disorder.”

CDC: “Facts About ASD.”

Autism Speaks: “What Is Autism?” “Asperger Syndrome,” “PDD-NOS.”

Autism Support of West Shore: “Defining Autism.”

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on November 19, 2016

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